Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is an annual celebrationrecognizing the achievements ofblack Americans and their central role in our nation’s history. President Gerald R. Ford first designated the month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”  An expansion of “Negro History Week,” first held in 1926 it was the brainchild of noted historian Carter... continue reading »"Black History Month"

Senior Cohousing: A Progressive and Creative Housing Model

PASADENA, Calif. - Cohousing, a unique housing model that began in Denmark and is growing in the U.S. brings adults ages 50+ together to imagine and design their own small communities. The model has surged in recent years as more and more baby boomers retire and look to downsize to a more community-oriented and environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Alexandria Levitt, Senior Housing Specialist and Gerontologist, USC MS 2011, will discuss Senior Cohousing on Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s... continue reading »"Senior Cohousing: A Progressive and Creative Housing Model"

Pasadena's 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

PASADENA, CA – Join us in commemorating Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena’s 30th annual Kwanzaa ceremony will be conducted by Thanayi Karenga, daughter of the founder of Kwanzaa. Enjoy music and stories followed by refreshments provided by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Special guest appearance by the 2019 Tournament of... continue reading »"Pasadena's 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration"

Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library

PASADENA, Calif. –Dr. Austin J. Minnich, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will kick off 2019: Year of Science for the Pasadena Public Library at Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. Professor Minnich will present “Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library” and demonstrate the processes at work on our planet with live experiments right in front of you. In 2011, Professor Minnich received his... continue reading »"Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library"